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forced to flee from syria to lebanon many refugee mothers risked childbirth in terrible conditions delivery is very difficult here in the bin and it's ghostly i can't go back to syria now because of the war but one lebanese woman is committed to helping them. become friends with nephew woman. she is important to me. there are a few g.'s midwife at this time on al-jazeera world kenyan elections intractable war in syria refugee crisis troubles in venezuela and tensions on the korean peninsula and el just zero new special looks back on the biggest stories of twenty seventeen through the eyes of families who lived through the.
united states will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the general assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation. one hundred twenty eight countries reject america's recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital in a defiant vote at the u.n. . you're watching al-jazeera life for had quarters and. also ahead the ousted catalog president says his people have sent a message to the world after separatist parties claim victory in the regional election. a ruse president pleads to parliament not to impeach over corruption allegations linked to a wider scandal in latin america. here since the end the fighting in the syrian city of aleppo we take a look at what it means for. the country's six year war.
fellow the united nations general assembly has voted by a huge majority to declare the u.s. recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital null and void one hundred twenty eight states voted for the non-binding resolution with just nine against and thirty five abstentions countries that sided with america to vote against the resolution were israel what amala honduras a marshall islands micronesia palau and togo well the us ambassador to the un had warned she would be taking names of states which voted against washington stance like hanna has more from the united nations in new york the two thirds majority is comfortably reach this vote to a sweeping repudiation of president trumps unilateral action in recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel the result heralded by the apparent isolation of
the u.s. delegation in the chamber and the enthusiastic welcome given to the palestinians. whose foreign minister addressed the assembly and insisted that jerusalem would be the capital of a palestinian state mr merrill young we meet today not because of any animosity towards the us but because of its decision which constitutes an aggression on the genuine and natural rights of the palestinian people to the city of jerusalem. the israeli ambassador holding up a two thousand year old coin as evidence of israel's claim to the city it proves the ancient connection of the jewel to jerusalem and togo one dearest sent guatemala to join the six nations that had voted against a similar resolution affirming jerusalem status last month. and the number of abstentions increased from nine to thirty five the special ops the result of the
threats made by the us to retaliate financially against those who voted in favor this is bullying and this jumble will not bow to the uk it is unethical who think that this works and dignity off member states are for sale let me put it in these three we will not be intimidated you can be strong but if this doesn't make you right dismissive us reaction during the turkish foreign minister's speech and the ambassador once again adopted a threatening tone in her response the united states will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the general assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation we will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world's largest contribution to the united nations what's there are questions now about the future of u.s. led attempts to renew negotiations particularly as the palestinian leadership
insists it will not talk to u.s. representatives in the light of president trump's decision the u.s. ambassador claimed the vote could determine the way in which u.s. citizens view the united nations in reality though the result reflects a global condemnation of president trump his strategy and his policies mike hanna out his era united nations meanwhile israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu called the u.n. vote per posterous and thanked president trump. israel completely rejects just preposterous was allusion to swim as our capital always was always will be but i do appreciate the fact that a growing number of countries refused to participate in this theater of the absurd so i appreciate that and especially i want to again express our thanks to president trump an investor only for their store defense of israel and their stalwart defense
of the truth i'm extremely encouraged that the vast majority of the states of the members of the united nations general assembly did not set come to america and set some black man and did not accept that as a unsound seeing them. and they stood up for justice and for the rule of law and for what is right roles in jordan has more from washington d.c. . it may warm the hearts of conservative republicans and christians here in the united states to hear the u.s. president donald trump and the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley's say that there will be financial and perhaps other diplomatic representations for countries that voted for a resolution calling on the u.s. to resend its decision to put its embassy in jerusalem and recognize that city as
the capital of israel the u.s. president has said that he is more than prepared to cut financial aid to other countries that have voted for this resolution and nikki haley has repeated a statement that she has been making since the beginning of her tenure as u.s. ambassador which is that she is going to be quote taking names in fact there is now a rumor that she's going to be holding a reception for the countries that voted against the resolution for showing their support for the united states and by extension for israel but the practical point is this trying to decide not to spend money on foreign policy the policy is something that has to go through congress the first attempt by the trumpet ministration to cut foreign affairs spending has already been rebuffed by members of congress both republican and democratic the other part of it is that some of the foreign aid that the u.s. spends every year is mandated by congress and it would take an act of congress to
for example not provide military aid to jordan or to egypt and that's something that probably members of congress are not going to be inclined to change or to resist giving more money to members of nato such as to turkey which also voted for this resolution again this is something that congress would probably take a dim view of so this may be good political rhetoric at the end of a dairy very difficult political year for the trumpet ministration but it may not have the kind of paying off and it may be practically impossible for the trumpet ministration to make good on its threats. well the u.s. vice president mike pence has made a surprise visit to afghanistan he met with afghan leaders as well as u.s. troops stationed in the country pen said the trump administration wants to take advantage of what he called a new alignments in the region. with the rising threat of iran in the region you
have many urban nations that or engage in something that could be described as the beginning of a new alignment. and taking the opportunity this is stuart moment as the president did. at the summit but he attended that historic summit. to call on arab countries to partner with us in the war against terrorism but also to call all the countries israel and arab countries to come together to achieve. peace that's been so elusive . and you know between israel and the palestinians spain's political crisis looks set to continue after separatist parties won the most seats in catalonia snapp regional election it wasn't a resoundingly victory as a pro unity party became the biggest and the catalan parliament but the result is still a blow to the spanish prime minister mariano awfully who called the vote in the hope of defeating the independence movements that oppose catalan president carter's
huge amount was in self-imposed exile said that movement is now stronger than ever and most of the screen you know asked that the spanish state has been defeated and his allies have lost and have got a slap in the face from the citizens of catalonia today rouhani has sunk the three parties that have no one are not in any way behind the political party to pay pay with these results in hand the situation needs to be rectified to be fixed we want you to rectify all those people you have hurt. karl penhall has the latest from the cessna party headquarters sim barcelona. looking at the results of this election a number of key points begin to emerge at the procession parties in theory at least have gained enough seats to reestablish their majority in the capital and parliament that also supposes a bitter defeat the spanish prime minister mariano rajoy he had made
a very personal political gamble on calling the snap elections in the hope of defeating the capitol and secessionist movement it is unclear now whether he will be pushed into negotiating with those separatist leaders or perhaps if there will be a fresh wave of arrests and even new threats to dissolve this new parliament also adding to the complexity we see that the overall biggest single party is the pro unionist citizens party but we knew from the outset that this election was not about individual parties but much more about building an overall coalition now what will follow almost certainly in the next days and up to two or three weeks is talks between the process session parties to see if they can form an effective governing coalition much of that will depend on if they can resolve internal differences over
how exactly to achieve the goal of creating a breakaway republic almost certainly this result signifies that the cattle and spanish political turmoil will rumble on for months to come. peru's congress is debating whether or not to remove president peds republic region ski from office kitchens his opponents are trying to impeach him for allegedly receiving illegal payments from the brazilian construction company or the bronx could gin skate says his government will seek fresh general elections if he's forced out marianna sanchez reports from lima. well the president arrived in congress and for thirty minutes he talked to legislators he said he had to defend himself that congress did not give him the right to put some ssion up in the census you have to go to congress to prove he's innocent however the president asked peruvians again for the third time this week for forgiveness perhaps not having been careful about the
information he said also that he was an honest man that he had never ever received a bribe in his life and that he was transparent now the lawyer of the president spoke for about two more hours lane the case and as legislators are still talking well into the night on thursday there's about eighty five votes apparently secured by the majority party the majority opposition party popular force party that is pushing for these impeachment at the removal of the precedent however we will have to see and what the if a faction of the left a left wing parties that if pushed for the removal of the precedent for the impeachment and now they're saying that this move this impeachment is a congressional coupe still ahead on just zero the cholera epidemic in yemen
reaches a million cases in just nine months and construction begins on thailand six billion dollar high speed rail way despite heavy public opposition. hello we've got a semi settled weather pattern have a north america moment that cloud is leaving that produce rain is more going to be developing in the same sort of area and then have this big area of gray temperatures are low and it's the junction between those two where you find snow developing it pushed down through utah recently and it's heading down towards colorado again that's where the obvious cold is minus sixteen when a peg snow seems likely once again the cascades and the rockies not much of it but it's coming down as you can see from b.c. at the same time
a little bit of snow develops and moves into new england and that's not rain i was talking about once more development takes you through texas towards the southern appalachians and becomes quite a concentrated rain band by the time we get to saturday stretching up all the way to new england warm on this side seventeen in washington told the other side barely zero in for example toronto interesting set up for you for the sas still quiet now lovely caribbean few days at the moment with a few showers in the sky if you're really unlucky they tend to hit the coastline about costa rica maybe nicaragua honduras otherwise the trade breezes or you feel in the skies a largely blue. under-served real scars. are monuments towards destructor pollard's. there's amid the ruins the defiance to resist. i'm so imho pursued by.
people in power to investigate child the suburb of damascus to crumble under the mind of assets only. part two of this time. hello again the top stories on al-jazeera the united nations general assembly has decisively back to a resolution that declares the u.s. recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel a null and void one hundred twenty eight states voted for the non-binding resolution with just nine against and thirty five abstentions u.s.
president donald trump had threatened to cut financial aid to countries that backed the resolution spain's political crisis looks to continue after separatist parties won the most seats in catalonia a snap regional election it's a blow to spain's prime minister mariano the boy who called the vote in the hope of defeating the independence movement. or even president pedro pablo push because jet ski says his impeachment would jeopardize any democratic gains in the country congress is debating whether to remove could be from office for allegedly receiving illegal payments from the brazilian construction giants also brecht's. the united nations says at least sixteen people have died while waiting for a medical evacuation in syria's besieged. region well the head of the un's humanitarian taskforce for syria says many more will die unless medical aid is
allowed in yan egeland also said he hopes the latest talks in kazakhstan will help bring in and to the war. on the military to stop this this. and syrian military mission from those. going for. resigning. from the supposed to. come. well the battle for the syrian city of aleppo began in twenty twelve fighting ended one year ago on friday when pro-government forces took control of the entire city the rebel held east was under siege and the final offensive force the opposition to agree to a surrender and a withdrawal of the government now has the upper hand on the ground but it hasn't
put syria on the road to peace is into whether the reports from neighboring lebanon . thousands were made homeless civilians fighters activists opponents of the government who were forced to leave city these syrians now live in rebel controlled province their suffering isn't over. we always thought the lip that we were forced to live by took it now we're living a very difficult life and no one is helping us. it's been a year since the battle for aleppo came to an end the opposition surrendered its last stronghold people were under siege for months and trapped in a war zone the choice they had was to die or leave their home. in the home of the most difficult moment was when i stepped onto the bus and said goodbye to my city i've had that i lost a part of me or hated the world and. omar halliday didn't just lose his home aleppo
was the heart of their revolution young men like how to be were hopeful when the rebels captured the east of the city of two thousand and twelve. as a journalist who documented the conflict that followed now he says the years of sacrifices amounted to nothing. they killed our families how can i return to an area under their control i would rather die elsewhere just as long as it is in liberated territory and. pro-government forces always stressed the importance of the fight thousands of troops were used in the final push. the capital damascus and. that young boy who ever and the regime can. they. both got on the unity of. aleppo it wasn't just another
battle it changed the balance of power in the government and gave it political leverage. it was a strategic gain for the syrian government since then it has shown no sign that it is ready to compromise or share power with its opponents where the so-called moderate rebels made their last stand in the north their defeat that weakened their voice in any political settlement. losing aleppo was for many of the opposition the beginning of their and. so. it is the end of the revolution for me we left humiliated and used to live in dignity and they can never go back because i am wanted by the regime and they will kill me. or the government december twenty two marks liberation and the beginning of the end of the war the opposition doesn't see it that way for them just like much of their country no longer belongs to them i was just you know beirut. has announced it's ending airstrike operations against
eisel in iraq and syria will bring home its warplanes the country joins an international coalition against iceland twenty fourteen when the u.s. first carried out strikes in northern iraq when australia began its mission i saw held territory the size of britain but this year at last the two main hub in iraq in syria and victory was declared over the armed group australia will continue to provide support to iraqi forces through surveillance and refuse aircraft the international committee of the red cross says that the number of suspected color cases in yemen has reached one million. in the world's worst humanitarian crisis that's a good name has more. more than twenty two hundred yemenis have died from cholera since late april the disease continues to spread in what the u.n. has called the world's worst cholera outbreak the international committee of the
red cross says yemen now has one million cases. going to got even though it is figures that we did with the u.s. one hundred twenty seven humans. and not the going to do yet but no he's an outbreak of these d.v.d.'s why because children have not been vaccinated and we want to know what next more than eighty percent of yemenis can't get food or clean water and lack access to health care and fuel adding to their misery aid groups have struggled to deliver supplies since november that's when the saudi led coalition blocked all ports of entry saying it needed to halt the flow of weapons to the rebel who thiis vowing to international pressure the coalition has allowed some aid in but the u.n. says it's still not at the level required to help the more than twenty million people in need a shortage of commercial goods is also driving up prices. the price hike will
cost starvation of thousands of people many goods can't enter the market because of the closed airports and ports on the other hand we don't have enough money to buy things not only the people but the whole country struggling to survive more than two and a half years of war has battered the country's infrastructure making the water supply unreliable and yemenis are trapped in a dangerous cycle malnutrition compromises the immune system and cholera exacerbates malnutrition the majority of people can survive cholera if given fluids to rehydrate and antibiotics in extreme cases aid groups are trying to expand access to health care and clean water one giant obstacle remains the war natasha going to al-jazeera. warring factions in south sudan have agreed to a ceasefire the truce is set to begin on sunday following days of talks in ethiopia
fighting the world's youngest nation has entered its fifth year the agreement calls for the release of prisoners of war political prisoners and access to humanitarian aid thousands of people have been killed in the civil war and over a million have left the country over two thousand people have answered an appeal by zimbabwe's new president to hear him speak at the country's embassy in south africa . was a message was that zimbabwe is open for business tanya page has more from pretoria he called and they came crowding the streets around zimbabwe's embassy in pretoria with the luxury cars suits and heels the queue at the gate another clue something big was happening. new president innocent. has launched a charm offensive to woo investors from the d.s. for and beyond his country is desperate for cash his audience smelled opportunity
and hope does the. infrastructure. have the capacity. to bring it back to wait was karen tracy was born in zimbabwe now he works for a logistics company and sees the chance to expand. to manufacture enough to become a country but you know. you know. what i'm dog lot may have been part of the establishment for decades but he's being seen as a bridge the free share for his open door policy. because. and.
thanks. but the small group of protesters say letting bygones be bygones will never be an option for them it's alleged that i got what orchestrated the killings of thousands of into belly people in the one nine hundred eighty s. i was. right. i don't mind when i go. on these people say before when i go what comes to south africa and talks about institutional business we should confront accusation that he was involved in some way and the message is in matabele they say he has blood on his hands. and i don't trust him to run a free and fair elections next year. i want to. know what. they want they would want us again as the case trickled out of the embassy the protesters were a reminder that the man leading them into the future has a past with some answered questions remember the tiny page al-jazeera pretoria.
a u.s. government shutdown has been averted the senate approved a bill to fund the federal government until january the nineteenth and this gives republicans and democrats in congress enough time to renegotiate a larger fiscal spending bill for twenty eight team it includes additional money for immigration a potential budget agreement and health care the bill now goes to the president to sign into law. the construction of a controversial chinese builds high speed rail link in thailand has officially begun the six billion dollar project face much public opposition and numerous setbacks over the past few years while the thai government is firmly behind the venture there are concerns in the region that beijing is using infrastructure projects to extend its influence there gopalan reports from hong kong. the construction here is for the hong kong sense and the rail link that will eventually
connect the city center to southern china now it's been a point of controversy as the terminus here the west terminus will have a facility for mainland authorities to operate custance and immigration procedures which means may not officials will be working on hong kong soil there's been much opposition as many seats as an infringement of hong kong's autonomy and a way for beijing to increase its control over the city now perhaps not such an obvious way there are similar concerns with beijing trying to extend its influence in the region with the thailand china high speed rail link china is providing the technology and will be partially paying for the network that will eventually connect the capital bangkok to the northern border with laws by up in. thailand is developing in every way in order to make us be the hub to connect with these countries for this route it will connect with the country's cambodia laos my own
mark vietnam and to china and india. the inauguration launches the first space of construction the rail network across the region will be built in four sections to ultimately reach father in china this falls in line with china's belts and road initiatives a development campaign across asia and beyond with beijing the center both governments say the rail project symbolizes the progress of chinese thai relations most in thailand agree their rail network needs to be upgraded and a high speed rail fist. can transform travel in the country many are all thoughts going at what political cost will be. australia's first naval submarine has been found more than one hundred years after a went missing. and its thirty five crew vanished off the coast of papa new guinea in one thousand nine hundred seen during the first world war it was the first submarine lost by the allies during the war and it's hoped the discovery will shed new light on why it disappeared.
the headlines on al-jazeera spain's political crisis looks set to continue after separatist parties won the most seats in catalonia as snap regional election it's a blow to the spanish prime minister mariano the whore who called the vote in the hope of defeating the independence movement the deposed president who's in self-imposed exile said that movement is now stronger than ever the last of the last that the spanish state has been defeated and his allies have lost i have got a slap in the face from the citizens of catalonia today. the three parties. are not in any way behind the political party. with these results in hand the situation needs to be rectified to be fixed we want you to rectify all those people you have heard. the united nations general assembly has decisively backed
a resolution that declare as us recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel and void of one hundred twenty eight states voted for the non-binding resolution would just nine against and thirty five abstentions us president donald trump had threatened to cut financial aid to countries that backed the resolution. the peruvian president had a real problem could be says his impeachment would jeopardize any democratic gains in the country congress is debating whether to remove you from office for allegedly receiving illegal payments from the brazilian construction giant autograph the united nations says at least sixteen people have died while waiting for medical evacuation in syria's besieged to eastern region the head of the un's humanitarian task force for syria's has many more will die unless medical aid is allowed in the red cross says the number of suspected cholera cases in yemen has reached a million more than two thousand people have died from the highly contagious
infection since the outbreak began in april warring factions in south sudan have agreed to a ceasefire the truce is set to begin on sunday following days of talks in ethiopia the agreement calls for the release of prisoners of war political prisoners and access to humanitarian aids those are the latest headlines on al-jazeera more news coming up right after people in power. big business is replacing humans with now who is. the government's a playing catch up terrified of what happens if millions of cease to exist. but it is the workers whose livelihoods are at stake you have no say. in the revolution and what it means for the future of humanity this is a special report on al-jazeera.